Mass Violence and Terrorism Toolkit

Incidents of mass violence and terrorism—bombings, mass riots and shootings, hijackings, bioterrorism attacks, and other human-caused disasters—present unique challenges to the communities in which they occur. These incidents require a coordinated, cross-sector approach among federal, state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; and nonprofit organizations to drive an effective response.

Although community crime prevention efforts are critical, this toolkit provides tools and resources for developing a comprehensive victim assistance plan that can be incorporated into your community’s existing emergency response plan. Victim assistance plans support and enhance your response and recovery efforts. The toolkit’s Partnerships & Planning section reviews how to create and maintain partnerships, address resource gaps, and develop victim assistance protocols, and its Response and Recovery sections cover how to use the protocols after an incident of mass violence or terrorism.

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